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"Organizational unit (OU) or container does not exist" error message when you run the "New-CsAdminRole" command together with the UserScope parameter in a Lync Server 2010 environment

Consider the following scenario. You run the New-CsAdminRole command together with the UserScope parameter in Microsoft Lync Server Management Shell. You do this tocreate a new role-based access control (RBAC) role, and to specify the user management to an organizational unit (OU). The OU is located in another domain that differs from the domain that you log on to. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

New-CsAdminRole : Organizational unit (OU) or container "<OU information>" does not exist. Specify a valid OU or container, and then try again
To resolve this issue, install the following cumulative update:
2500444 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Core Components: April 2011

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the New-CsAdminRole command, visit the following Microsoft website:

Article ID: 2517717 - Last Review: 06/21/2011 01:19:00 - Revision: 2.0

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